Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Eight Seahawks From Seattle, but new faces to come

It’s been six weeks since the Seahawks won the Super Bowl. But sadly, the Seahawks aren’t really the Seahawks anymore. As the past couple of weeks have shown, the champions aren’t exempt from the tolls of the free agency demon.

So far Seattle has lost eight players who have had made an exceptional contribution to the team: Chris Clemons (Jaguars), Clinton McDonald (Buccaneers), Breno Giacomini (Jets), O’Brien Schofield (Giants), Red Bryant (Jaguars), Walter Thurmond (Giants), Brandon Browner (Patriots), and last but not least of those the greatest blow to the champions is the dynamic wide receiver Golden Tate  who recently inked with the Detroit Lions. Tate, who was owned in 98 percent of leagues, tallied 64 catches for 898 yards in last season alone. We’re losing out on a great receiver.

A moment of silence for these former Seahawks. These players will truly be missed.

But the 12th man need not to worry. No need to run around, pulling your hair out and screaming “WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!” because their life belongs to another team. Look at the good side. Now there is a vacancy for wide receiver rookies like Kelvin Benjamin or Odell Beckham Jr. And now there are openings for defensive tackles like Aaron Donald or Timmy Jernigan. This means a younger, more fresh team. That’s always a great thing!

The moral of the article is: Out with the old, in with the new.

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  • Gary-D

    Schneider and Carroll are working this like a College team. having players on average for 3 years, and that way they can keep the team fresh and energized, plus play the Coach’s style too.

  • Fr12thman

    Aaron Donald and Timmy Jernigan are not Defensive backs, but Defensive TACKLES !

  • JTGleason

    If the Hawks pick up Jared Allen, they can wait to pick up a DL later in the draft. If they sign Jemichael Finley, they can convert him to a hybrid receiver-tight end, or just resign Rice and pick up a mid-round future WR. Even if they pick up no-one else in FA, the Hawks have solid starters on the field now to repeat, but for possible injuries. We’ll see what we got going into the draft, otherwise I still feel confident with where we are.